My good pal the highly respected comic artist Sheila Rooswitha has a lovely new cartoon about riding bicycles in Jakarta (which is something that I love to do, too) in The Guardian newspaper The Illustrated City series. Check it out here!
Hop aboard the Honda Vario for a night ride across south Jakarta…. It doesn’t get much more fun than this! Or does it???
Awhile back we established that my commute is far superior to your commute and I featured videos to prove it…riding to work on my bike and riding home on my Honda scooter through the dynamic streets of Jakarta.
Now just for fun we’re doing a reverse commute…riding to work on my scooter and riding home on my bike. Some overlap along the routes, but not much…I generally go different ways…
Let’s face it, my commute kicks the shit out of your commute. Here’s a couple of videos from my daily ride shot on my new GoPro Hero5 Session, one from my bicycle and the other from my Honda scooter. Each one is in real time.
Other than walking, the best way to see the city is on two wheels so I’ll keep posting videos to my youtube channel as I make them.
Meanwhile, enjoy these two rides. About 20 minutes each, which is the same length as a “half-hour” American sitcom, only my videos are a thousand times more interesting than anything on TV and two-thousand times more interesting than 97% of all other videos on Youtube.
It’s been awhile but the wait has been worth it!
Available from 4 December on BitPulse Records is the latest TWSC release…
Street Sounds of Jakarta
These are the sounds of Jakarta’s streets from late afternoon to round midnight. Hear the sounds of otak-otak sellers in the back alleys of Chinatown, of ice cream vendors and roving street musicians, of the evening call to prayer and children’s choruses, of the clack of pushcarts to the crickets and transistor radios of midnight in the urban kampongs.
Recorded over a one-year period on hand-held devices, every sound on this album was recorded live in Jakarta then mixed into collages. No special effects or sound banks were used—the result is an experience like no other: an aural random walk through the city as it pulses to its own rhythms.
Keep tuned for more details on the upcoming release!!!
Meanwhile, check out a preview track here…https://soundcloud.com/drg-supreme/street-sounds-of-jakarta-track-three-night